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John Shelley, Esq.

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Birthplace: Clapham,Sussex,England
Death: Died in Michelgrove, Sussex, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir William Shelley, MP and Alice Shelley
Husband of Mary Guildford
Father of James Shelley; Elizabeth Guildford; William Shelley, of Michelgrove; Eleanor Colton; Mary Shelley and 4 others
Brother of James Shelley; Richard Shelley, [Knight of Rhodes]; Edward Shelley, of Worminghurst Park; Thomas Shelley; Elizabeth Copley (Shelley) and 1 other

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About John Shelley, of Michelgrove

Sir William Shelley, Justice of the Court of Common Pleas & Alice Belknap had 7 sons (including John; Sir Richard; Sir Edward; Thomas; & Sir James) and 7 daughters (including Katherine, wife of Henry Browne, Esq; Elizabeth, wife of Sir Roger Copley; Frances; & Margaret, wife of Edward Gage (sic: error - Margaret was daughter of John the son, as below).

From Googlebooks The Baronetage of England: Or The History of the English Baronets, and Such Baronets of Scotland, as are of English Families; with Genealogical Tables, and Engravings of Their Coats of Arms, Volume 1.  William Betham.  Burrell and Bransby, 1801 - Baronetage.  "Shelley of Michelgrove, Sussex.". Page 68-69:

6. John Shelley of Michelgrove, Esq. the eldest son,

married Mary, daughter of Sir William Fitz-Williams, Knt. and Maud his wife, daughter of Sir Richard Sackvile of Buckhurst, Knt. (who surviving him, married Sir Robert Guldeford, Knt.) by whom he had two sons and six daughters;


  • 1, William, who married to his first wife, Jane, daughter and heir of Lingen of Sutton, in Herefordshire, Esq. and secondly Mary, daughter of Thomas Wriothesley, earl of Southampton, relict of ■ Lister, Esq. son and heir of Sir Martin Lister, Knt. but left no issue. He was attainted for treason, committed Dec. 15, 25 Eliz. whereby his estate was forfeited to the crown during his life, for he did not die till April 15, 39 Eliz. when, by virtue of an entail, the estates both in Sussex and Warwickshire descended to his brother
  • 2, John Shelley, Esq. second son, heir to his mother, married Eleanor, daughter of Sir Thomas Lovell of East-Harling, in Norfolk, Knt.

Of the daughters,

  • 1, Elizabeth was married to Sir Thomas Gifford, Knt.
  • 2, Eleanor, to Thomas Norton, Esq. son and heir to Sir John Norton of Norwood, in Kent, Knt.
  • 3, Margaret to Edward Gage, Esq.
  • 4, Mary to Sir George Cotton of Warblington, in Southamptonshire, Knt.
  • 5, Bridget married to Sir Anth. Hungerford of Downampney, in Wilts, Knt. and
  • 6, Anne, wife to Sir Richard Shirley of Wiston, in-Sussex, Knt. (sic: not his daughter)

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Will of John Shelley, Esq, written 5 Oct 1550 (5 Oct. 4 Edward VI) names " ... my 4 daughters Elinor, Mary, Bryget and Margaret ...". 6, Anne Shelley wife to Sir Richard Shirley of Wiston, in-Sussex, Knt. was born about 1500, daughter of John Shelley, MP (b 1448) & Elizabeth Michelgrove. The pedigree appears in error.

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From "The Real Shelley" Vol. I (of 2), by John Cordy Jeaffreson

Bred to the law, William Shelley (the grandson, or maybe the great-grandson, of the afore-mentioned Member for Rye) became Reader of the Inner Temple in 1517 ... Surviving the sovereign, whom he served on the bench of the Common Pleas for twenty years, Sir William Shelley served Edward the Sixth in the same capacity, to the day of his own death, which occurred between November 3, 1548 (the date of his last fine), and May 10, 1549, the date of his successor’s appointment.  Fortunate in his professional career, Sir William Shelley was no less fortunate in his domestic affairs. Marrying an heiress, he had, with other children, John, the grandfather of the first Michelgrove baronet ....

A P Baggs, C R J Currie, C R Elrington, S M Keeling and A M Rowland, 'Clapham', in A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 6 Part 1, Bramber Rape (Southern Part), ed. T P Hudson (London, 1980), pp. 10-21 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/sussex/vol6/pt1/pp10-21 [accessed 9 June 2015].

Sir William Shelley, John's son, succeeded in 1527 (fn. 81) and bought Clapham manor in the same year. Thereafter the two manors descended together, Michelgrove eventually becoming absorbed in Clapham. Sir William found favour with Henry VIII and was made a judge of Common Pleas and recorder of London. (fn. 82) His brothers Edward and Richard founded the Warminghurst and Patcham branches of the family. (fn. 83) Sir William was succeeded in 1549 (fn. 84) by his son John (d. 1550).

From http://fortunatusfamilia.com.au/getperson.php?personID=I08544&tree=tree1

Will of John Shelley of Michelgrove, Sussex 27 April 1551 PROB 11/34

JOHN SHELLEY, esq. Vol. 94, No. 53. Lewes, 5 Oct. (? 5) Edward VI. Died 4 Edward VI. Heir, son William S., aged 12. Lands in Shepley. J. S., son and heir of "William Shelley, knt., Mary, wife of J. S. and daughter of "Wm. FitzWilliams, knt. J. S. seized of manor of Knell, co. Sussex. Made will 8 Aug. 1550 as J. S. of Mychelgrove, esq. to be buried in Church of Clapham my manor of Stondon Hall, co. Essex, my manors of Wolston and Marston, co. Warwick, Mary my wife my manor of Chalfyn, co. Herts, my uncle Kychard Shelley's lands in Eudgwicke, my brother Thomas S. and Mary his wife son William under 21 my daughters and younger children my two sons John S. and Eichard S. my manors of Exton Bassett and Luces in co. Wilts to son Eichard my father S r W m Shelley my 4 daughters Elinor, Mary, Bryget and Margaret my sister Margaret ray uncle parson Shelley my uncle Edward Shelley.

WILLIAM SHELLEY, esq. Vol. 124, No. 164. (Proof of age.) Clapham, 19 Sept. 1 Elizabeth. Jurors state that W. S., son and heir of John Shelley, esq., deceased, is aged 21 years and 5 days on this date.

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Data

  • John Shelley1,2
  • M, #73081, b. circa 1514, d. 16 December 1550
  • Father Sir William Shelley, Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, Under-Sheriff of London3 b. c 1479, d. 4 Jan 1549
  • Mother Alice Belknap b. c 1482, d. b 4 Jan 1549
  • John Shelley was born circa 1514 at of Clapham, Sussex, England.3 He married Mary FitzWilliam, daughter of Sir William FitzWilliam, Alderman & Sheriff of London and Mildred Sackville, circa 1535.1,2 John Shelley died on 16 December 1550.1,2
  • Family Mary FitzWilliam b. c 1515
  • Child
    • Bridget Shelley+ b. c 1540, d. c 1586
  • Citations
  • 1.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 314.
  • 2.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 171.
  • 3.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 90.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p2432.htm#i73081

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  • John Shelley1
  • M, #575677, d. 16 December 1550
  • Last Edited=28 Oct 2012
  • John Shelley was the son of Sir William Shelley and Alice Belknap.2 He married Mary Fitzwilliam, daughter of Sir William Fitzwilliam, in 1970.1 He died on 16 December 1550, a 2nd son:.1
  • He lived Michelgrove.1
  • Child of John Shelley and Mary Fitzwilliam
    • 1.John Shelley+2
  • Citations
  • 1.[S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 3595. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • 2.[S37] BP2003. [S37]
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p57568.htm#i575677

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  • Sir William Shelley (1480?–1549) was an English judge.
  • Born about 1480, he was the eldest son of Sir John Shelley (died 3 Jan. 1526) and his wife Elizabeth (died 31 July 1513), daughter and heir of John de Michelgrove in the parish of Clapham, Sussex. Of the judge's six brothers .... etc.
  • Shelley married Alice (died 1536?), daughter of Sir Henry Belknap, grandson of Sir Robert de Bealknap of Knelle in the parish of Beckley, Sussex. By her he had four sons:
    • John (died 15 December 1550), father of William (not the same person as William Shelley of Hertford, also a prisoner in the Tower in 1580), who was attainted 15 December 1582 for complicity in Charles Paget's treasons, but not executed, and died 15 April 1597, being succeeded by his son John, created a baronet in 1611;
    • Sir Richard Shelley;
    • the third son, Sir James, was, like Sir Richard, a distinguished and widely travelled Knight of St. John;
    • the fourth, Sir Edward, was a master of the household of Henry VIII, treasurer of the council of the north, and captain of Berwick, and was killed at the battle of Pinkie on 10 September 1547.
  • Their daughter Elizabeth married Roger Copley, father of Sir Thomas Copley.[2]
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_William_Shelley

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  • Dictionary of National Biography: From the Earliest Times to 1900 (1897) Vol. 52
  • https://archive.org/details/dictionarynatio01leegoog
  • https://archive.org/stream/dictionarynatio01leegoog#page/n59/mode/1up
  • Pg.41
  • SHELLEY, SIR WILLIAM (1480?-1549?), judge, born about 1480, was the eldest son of Sir John Shelley (d. 3 Jan. 1526) and his wife Elizabeth (d. 31 July 1513), daughter and heir of John de Michelgrove in the parish of Clapham, Sussex (reproductions of monumental brasses in Addit. MS. 32490). .... etc.
  • https://archive.org/stream/dictionarynatio01leegoog#page/n60/mode/1up
  • Pg.42
  • .... He died between 3 Nov. 1548 and 10 May 1549.
  • Shelley married Alice (d. 1536?), daughter of Sir Henry Belknap, great-grandson of Sir Robert de Bealknap [q. v.] of Knelle in the parish of Beckley, Sussex. By her he had four sons: John (d. 15 Dec. 1550) was father of William (not be confused with William Shelley of Hertford, also a prisoner in the Tower in 1580), who was attainted 15 Dec. 1582 for complicity in Charles Paget's treasons, but not executed, and died 15 April 1597, being succeeded by his son John, created a baronet in 1611; the second son of the judge was Sir Richard Shelley [q. v.]; the third, Sir James, was, like Sir Richard, a distinquished and widely travelled knight of St. John (cf. Notes and Queries, 1st ser. viii. 192, x. 201-2); the fourth, Sir Edward, a master of the household of Henry VIII, treasurer of the council of the north, and captain of Berwick, was killed at Pinkie on 10 Sept. 1547 (cf. Addit. MSS. 32647 ff. 66, 70, 32648 f. 12, 32653 f. 161; Chron. of Calais, p. 176, &c.; Lit. Rem. of Edward VI, Rosb. Club, pp. cc; Cal. Hamilton Papers, passim). .... etc.

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John Shelley, of Michelgrove's Timeline

1506
1506
Clapham,Sussex,England
1531
1531
Age 25
Clapham, Sussex, England
1533
1533
Age 27
Clapham, Sussex, England
1536
1536
Age 30
Michaelgrave, Sussex, England
1537
September 14, 1537
Age 31
Clapham, Sussex, England
1537
Age 31
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1537
Age 31
Of, Clapham, Sussex, England
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1538
Age 32
Clapham, Sussex, England
1540
1540
Age 34
Michelgrove, Sussex, England
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1542
Age 36
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